Therapist in Sacramento, California Michelle Paulsen, Therapist

License: LMFT

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 15-40

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Therapist in Sacramento, California Michelle Paulsen, LMFT

Michelle Paulsen, LMFT

Michelle Paulsen is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist with over 10 years of experience specializing in depression, anxiety, trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, OCD and PTSD. Michelle treats patient between the ages of 12 and 90 utilizing Person Centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT, Gestalt, and ERP in her approach with clients. Michelle has extensive experience counseling children, adolescents, adults, families, military, and groups in both clinical and outpatient settings. In her clinical work, Michelle is well versed in both traditional therapeutic techniques as well as creative modalities such as role play and empty chair. In her free time, Michelle enjoys spending time with her children. She also loves being outdoors, going to the beach and swimming. Michelle has a Master of Science in Marriage, Family, Child Therapy from University of Phoenix-Sacramento. She received her Bachelor of Science in English from University of California, Davis.


  • School Avoidance

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Elevance Health (Anthem BC)
  • Evernorth (Cigna)
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Managed Health Network (HealthNet)
  • MediNcrease Health Plans (MHP)
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Partners Direct Health
  • Sana Benefits
  • Sharp Health Plan


  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)


  • Adoption/Foster Care
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Military/Veterans


  • English



Please use our online form to schedule an appointment with Michelle Paulsen. You can also call 925-282-1778 to have someone assist you.

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